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Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan

rated 4.50 of 5 stars
photo: Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan fleece jacket

Fluffy and warm fleece with an urban look.

Pros

  • Comfort
  • Warmth
  • Weight
  • Colours
  • Shape

Cons

  • These fleece will look old rather fast

The Covert comes in full zip or in half zip cardigans. The fleece is soft and thick. It is a very warm fleece that is trendy, comfortable and ideal both for city or the outdoors. The fit is neither tight nor loose. Sizes are true and quality is obvious. 

The use of this cardigan is ideal in cold day between fall and spring. I find it too warm for the summer. 

Experience

I've been using the Covert line for years.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180

Great cardigan for fall hikes or everyday wear. Keeps the warmth in and the cold out.

Pros

  • Comfortable, all around
  • Keeps in warmth
  • Athletic fit

Cons

  • Attracts "fuzzies" easily

I've had this cardigan for about 4 years now, received it as a gift in college and I still wear it every fall through the spring.  I love it. It's my go-to jacket. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that it doesn't stay clean after it's washed.  I have a black one and even with a dryer sheet and lint roller but it'll still get "fuzzies" on it.  This can even be part of your nicer looking wardrobe. Not really recommended if you have a pet that sheds. 

Perfect for a layer under a hard shell. It has a small zipper compartment on the left arm.  I usually put cash in it, change, or something small like a jump drive it I wear it during work (again, can be part of your nice clothes). The other pockets also zip up and have never been a problem of accidentally opening for me.

It's actually breathable, but as expected, no waterproof.  Has more of a tighter fit, athletic I would say.  The collar stays up naturally, but can be bent down in collared position.  Most times I wear the collar up since I layer with it. I have also snagged it on thorns a time or too and have worn it often, no real signs of wearing or tearing.  Very durable.

Overall, just keep a lint roller around and you'll be fine.  Comfortable and sleek looking cardigan.

EDIT: Added photo of jacket, close up, fuzzies.

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Source: received it as a personal gift

This is a great woolblend fleece made of Polartec's Thermal Pro. Great in cool weather. Also has laminated zippers as well as two hand pockets. Great breathability and dries pretty fast when wet.

Fabric: polartec thermal pro
Price Paid: $130

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Specs

Men's
Price MSRP: $179.00
Current Retail: $179.00-$180.00
Historic Range: $74.00-$180.00
Reviewers Paid: $180.00
Weight 535.5 g / 1 lb 2.9 oz
Fit Regular Fit, Hip Length
Centre back length 69.5 cm / 27.4 in
Material Alpenex II heathered fleece
Activity Hiking / Around Town
Women's
Price MSRP: $179.00
Current Retail: $110.98-$180.00
Historic Range: $70.00-$180.00
Reviewers Paid: $130.00
Weight 447.4 g / 15.8 oz
Fit Regular Fit, Hip Length
Centre back length 66 cm / 26 in
Material Alpenex II heathered fleece
Activity Hiking / Around Town
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